Police analyse car outside Cape Town hospital following shooting

2017-11-09 13:22
Police officers analyse a car, with apparent bullet holes in it, outside the hospital where alleged gang leader Jerome "Donkie" Booysen was previously admitted and targeted. (Caryn Dolley, News24)

Police officers analyse a car, with apparent bullet holes in it, outside the hospital where alleged gang leader Jerome "Donkie" Booysen was previously admitted and targeted. (Caryn Dolley, News24)

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Cape Town - A drive-by shooting has resulted in a small group of police and forensics officers gathering outside a Cape Town hospital to analyse a car which was transporting the apparent target.

The hospital, where the car was parked on Thursday morning, is the same one where suspected Sexy Boys gang leader Jerome "Donkie" Booysen was previously targeted.

News24 saw the officers analysing a white Toyota, with what appeared to be bullet holes in the passenger door behind the driver's seat, parked opposite the hospital entrance.

It is understood the drive-by shooting happened nearby and the car ended up outside the hospital.

Some sources say an alleged gang member was targeted. However, this has not been officially confirmed.

Police did not immediately respond to a News24 query.

The name of the hospital is being withheld for security reasons. It is not clear if Booysen is still admitted there. 

Booysen was targeted in the hospital on October 19 after being wounded in a shooting at Cape Town International Airport the day before.

READ: Cape Town airport shooting another attempted hit on suspected gang leader Jerome 'Donkie' Booysen

On Thursday the car was not positioned in a parking bay, but was slightly out of the bay as if the driver had been pulling out of it.

The passenger window behind the driver's seat was cracked, however, the glass remained in the frame.

Forensics officers photographed the car.

Access to the hospital appeared unaffected and some visitors entering and leaving paused to watch the police officers gathered around the car.

Some officers could be overhead saying the incident happened on Wednesday night, but not at the hospital.

In the airport incident in October, Booysen had been wounded four times.

A second man was also wounded in the incident.

It was the third attempt on Booysen's life this year.

READ: 'Fight' at hospital where wounded Jerome 'Donkie' Booysen is admitted

Two men tried to target him on the evening of October 19 inside the hospital.

One, who had been dressed as a woman, was arrested.

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